Q: Can the police , detain and question a minor with no parent there ? In texas
A: Officers are supposed to inform a parent upon arrest of a juvenile. However, for purposes of criminal responsibility, juvenile and minor are different. Minors 17 years of age are held responsible as adults, not juveniles. If your minor child is under investigation, contact a local defense attorney immediately for a free consultation.
A: Yes they can. Even though the police are required to "make their best effort" to inform the parent of their child being detained. Unless the child requests to speak with the parents ( or attorney)the police can hold and question the child. Now if the child is being questioned for a particular offense for which he is a suspect, any confessions taken by the police have special requirements to be admissible if the child is under the age of 17. Additionally, the police may come to your child's school and question them without a directive to apprehend if the SCHOOL ALLOWS IT.
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